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Postgrad Awards - Meet the judges

Meet the judges

We've enlisted the help of a fantastic judging panel to help us choose the most deserving winners.

Justine Andrew

Market Director, Education, KPMG

As the Market Director for KPMG's Education and Skills practice, Justine is responsible for the development of KPMG's work in this sector, encompassing schools, 14-19, higher education, and, increasingly the wider skills agenda linked to Northern Powerhouse and devolution. Justine also leads KMPG's work with some of the largest education providers nationally as well as being at the forefront of KPMG's work in the skills space.


Dan Beynon

Head of Education, SMRS

Dan heads up the education team at SMRS. In this intensely competitive higher education marketplace SMRS help universities tackle their communication and branding challenges, delivering strategic marketing campaigns and strategic consultancy projects. Dan has been working in Higher Education for 18 years and provides insight and sector expertise to SMRS’s University clients. He has worked with both UK and International universities and has most recently created The Know (a forum through which HE’s Marketing leaders can connect and collaborate) and Firsthand ( a campaign to share the best transformational stories from UK HE).


Trina Everall

Commercial Director, Wonkhe

Trina is Commercial Director at Wonkhe. Prior to this, Trina spent 13 years at The Guardian as Head of Student & Youth, where she created a commercial student and youth proposition dedicated to supporting businesses and organisations engaging with 16-24 year olds.


Rob Hardwick

Head of Research and Innovation Skills, UKRI-BBSRC

Rob is the Head of Skills at BBSRC and has strategic and operational oversight of BBSRC’s investments into doctoral training, working closely with the academic and industrial bioscience research communities, the UKRI Councils and other stakeholders. Prior to this Rob completed his PhD and five years as a postdoctoral researcher in genetics.


Andy Holliday

Co-Founder, FindAUniversity

With over 20 years experience in the Postgraduate Education sector, Andy co-founded FindAUniversity back in 2001 after graduating from the University of Sheffield with an MSc in Information Management. Involved in all aspects of the business from programming to marketing, Andy helped to grow FindAUniversity from a couple of desks in a conservatory to one of the most recognised international brands in postgraduate student recruitment.

FindAMasters.com and FindAPhD.com are used by over 900 universities from 50 countries, providing a comprehensive source of global study opportunities. FindAUniversity’s growing events business includes running the UK’s busiest Postgraduate fairs alongside marketing conferences for HE professionals, and working with Canadian High Commission to organise their specialist study events.

Andy is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and is an investor in a number of other businesses within the sector.


Jonathan Neves

Head of Business Intelligence and Surveys, Advance HE

Heading up the insights and student surveys portfolio at Advance HE, Jonathan leads the reporting and coverage of the high profile Student Academic Experience Survey (co-published with the Higher Education Policy Institute), and is responsible for the overall strategy for the UK Engagement Survey as well as the Postgraduate Taught and Research Experience Surveys (PTES and PRES). Jonathan is also working across the sector collaborating on the use of the UK Engagement Survey within Learning Gain pilots.


Follow us across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date with this year’s Postgrad Awards, we will be announcing the winners across all of these channels and on FindAMasters.com and FindAPhD.com at the end of July.